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Post Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:20 am
Posted by The Reason on Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:20 am
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His commentary is appalling , I know the Sky team in general get negative reviews but Eddie is awful.

He often gets the calls wrong , players names wrong etc . In the Leeds / Cas game when the Leeds player played the ball. the wrong way , Eddie asked did he knock on ?

The number of mistakes he makes per game is unforgiving .
Re: Eddie Hemmings
Post Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:05 am
Posted by Psychedelic Casual on Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:05 am
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The whole Sky team needs a proper shake up

Fresh voices, fresh enthusiasm, more intelligence, more insight, more variety, more technical and tactical talk, less controversy, less labouring on certain incidents, less getting names wrong, less “the Warrington club” (just call us “Warrington”)... less replays of poop we’ve just seen or faces in the crowd and just show the game that’s going on that we’ve tuned in to see!

With Eddie, he looks for controversy so much he ruins his own commentary sometimes. There was a Cas try last year, it was an absolute beauty! But Eddie’s reaction was “ooooooaaaah I think he’s knocked on there!” He’s so obsessed with stoking controversy he ignored the class and skill of the set up of the try... the ref never even went upstairs to look for a knock-on, it wasn’t even close to being one.

He’s the main voice of the sport, he should be eulogising about good play and shouldn’t be having a bad word said about anyone like they’re all his own son. But he acts like a Union fan trying to make us look daft.

Also any time Warrington or Catalans score a try he seems crestfallen. I know as a Widnes fan from youth who loves St Helens since being a commentator and having his words quoted on the walls of Sts stadium and on t-shirts and in books sold in the Sts shop in the past... and through both he doesn’t like Wire but he should be more professional when talking about us. He has disappointment in his voice when we score, he’s full of snide digs and must say “is it their year?” every single time we’re on. I don’t mind it from fans of other clubs, it’s quite funny, I do mind it when the presenter/commentator uses it as a jibe, it’s unprofessional of the man. And I don’t know what his issue is with Catalans, he really doesn’t like them!
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Re: Eddie Hemmings
Post Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:31 am
Posted by Sir Kevin Sinfield on Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:31 am
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I find it incredibly irritating that every time a player kicks the ball from inside his 40m Eddie calls it as “a 40-20 attempt but he didn’t quite get the angle right”

Terry O’Connor is by far the worst of the sky commentary team.

Phil Clarke is next for me, while he is knowledgeable about the game to some extent, he openly supports one of the teams in his commentary, very unprofessional.

Eddie is far from great and I’d be happy to see him go along with the two above.

Jon Wells, Brian Carney and Barrie McDermott are worth keeping IMO.

I wouldn’t mind Jon Wilkin having a go at commentary when he hangs up his boots.
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Post Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:31 pm
Posted by Charlie Sheen on Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:31 pm
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I don't mind Eddie, he's been a good commentator over the years, but his knowledge of the rules and the modern game in general is terrible.
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Re: Eddie Hemmings
Post Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:21 pm
Posted by nottinghamtiger on Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:21 pm
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Any neutral must think “pouching” the ball is some kind of special move or skill in RL.
At least we don’t have to put up with hearing about “scampering runs” now Burrow has retired though.
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Post Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:11 pm
Posted by The Reason on Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:11 pm
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Psychedelic Casual wrote:
The whole Sky team needs a proper shake up

Fresh voices, fresh enthusiasm, more intelligence, more insight, more variety, more technical and tactical talk, less controversy, less labouring on certain incidents, less getting names wrong, less “the Warrington club” (just call us “Warrington”)... less replays of poop we’ve just seen or faces in the crowd and just show the game that’s going on that we’ve tuned in to see!

With Eddie, he looks for controversy so much he ruins his own commentary sometimes. There was a Cas try last year, it was an absolute beauty! But Eddie’s reaction was “ooooooaaaah I think he’s knocked on there!” He’s so obsessed with stoking controversy he ignored the class and skill of the set up of the try... the ref never even went upstairs to look for a knock-on, it wasn’t even close to being one.

He’s the main voice of the sport, he should be eulogising about good play and shouldn’t be having a bad word said about anyone like they’re all his own son. But he acts like a Union fan trying to make us look daft.

Also any time Warrington or Catalans score a try he seems crestfallen. I know as a Widnes fan from youth who loves St Helens since being a commentator and having his words quoted on the walls of Sts stadium and on t-shirts and in books sold in the Sts shop in the past... and through both he doesn’t like Wire but he should be more professional when talking about us. He has disappointment in his voice when we score, he’s full of snide digs and must say “is it their year?” every single time we’re on. I don’t mind it from fans of other clubs, it’s quite funny, I do mind it when the presenter/commentator uses it as a jibe, it’s unprofessional of the man. And I don’t know what his issue is with Catalans, he really doesn’t like them!


Well constructed post that PC . Hard to disagree with any of that .
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Post Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:30 pm
Posted by Lebron James on Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:30 pm
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The whole programme needs re inventing. A fresh start and a wholesale clear out, but not with Matchroom at the helm

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Re: Eddie Hemmings
Post Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:47 pm
Posted by Channel Islander on Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:47 pm
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The man is obsessed with 40/20's.
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Post Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:16 am
Posted by Trinity18 on Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:16 am
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Re: Eddie Hemmings
Post Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:37 am
Posted by King Street Cat on Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:37 am
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The man is obsessed with 40/20's.


Someone had to take over from Stevo's incessant calls for the 'one-pointer'.
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